Well then — the cat’s out of the bag now!
With the immediate threat to Ruri’s life taken care of, it only makes sense that Tsukasa and friends would be making a reappearance. However, who would have thought that his goons would have appeared literally one episode later?
Seeing how Tsukasa didn’t show up himself (since that’d probably mean certain doom for the people of Ishigami village), I was curious to see just how powerful his goons would be. Seeing how he has the ability to revive just about whomever he wants, you’d think that he’d choose people who would provide high combat value and boy did he strike it rich when it came to Hyoga. Based off of what we saw in the brief battle on the bridge, it doesn’t seem too crazy to think that he’ll play an important role in whatever comes in the near future.
Luckily, Senku was also prepared to get Ishigami ready for the upcoming battle and pushed out some pretty damn impressive weaponry. Countering the brute strength that Hyoga and his men had, who could have predicted that Senku’s answer would have been to create katanas of all things! Looking back at everything else he’s created though, I guess improved closed-ranged weaponry would make the most sense for the “troops” he has at his command. That and with the masterful hands of Kaseki handling the forging of the blades, I dare say that Senku was probably unable to even take the challenge on until this point.
What an interesting spot to be in. Senku’s forces have been able to disarm Hyoga and his men but I’m curious if that means they’ll stop their current attempt at assaulting Ishigami village. Based on a bulk of the enemy’s forces are concerned to go back to Tsukasa empty handed, it looks like we might be in for some kind of big battle a lot sooner than I thought. In any case, it’s not like Senku didn’t already need to prepare for his eventual battle with Tsukasa so a test run ahead of time is probably better than nothing.
Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week where we’ll see just what Hyoga and his forces decide to do. Because even as cautious as Hyoga seems, I doubt he’ll let someone get away scot-free after messing with his prized weapon. See you then!